Beliefs

Our Mission:
To explore and discover who Jesus is while building relationships with each other.

Our Vision: 
We want to meet people where they are and pursue a relationship with Jesus together.

Our Values:
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  1. We strive to be a place where anyone from any background or belief system can come and explore what the Bible says about Jesus.
  2. We’re not very traditional.  The best “church” happens through relationships.
  3. We believe following Jesus is a personal decision.
  4. We don’t think it’s our job to change others; it’s the Holy Spirit who transforms us.
  5. We don’t get political; we love everyone.
  6. Church is not about what we want; we’re here for others!
  7. We welcome different perspectives and respect the opinions of others.
  8. We know that we’re not perfect and we don’t expect others to be.
  9. We believe everyone has something valuable to add to the conversation.
  10. We love our local community and strive to love them as Jesus loves them.

SUMMARY OF BELIEFS

GOD
We believe that there is only one God who exists as three “persons” in one.  This is referred to as the “trinity” and consists of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect, just, merciful and loving.  He loves and values each and every one of us.

CREATION
We believe God created the universe and everything in it.  He made humans in His own image.  We were designed to have a personal relationship with Him.

SIN
The very first humans rebelled against God.  This act is referred to as “sin” and ever since, the world has been subject to the consequences of that decision.  We now live in a world filled with pain, suffering and shame.  We believe that all people are flawed and prone to sin.  We are all in the same boat together; none of us are any better in God’s eyes than anyone else and we’re all on equal footing.  God is pure and perfect; He cannot be in the presence of sin.  Because we are all sinful, we are all experiencing a degree of separation from God in this life.

SOLUTION
Part of God’s nature is that He is completely just.  If a crime has been committed, no matter how small, it must be paid for.  If a crime goes unpunished, then there’s no justice.  It is the same with sin.  This is a problem for us because we humans are imperfect and cannot stop sinning.  God could have solved the problem of sin by making all of us take on the full punishment for our sin and separating us from Himself permanently.  This would be a just solution, but not a loving solution.  Instead, God provided a solution that is both loving and just.  Because God loves us, He sent his Son Jesus into the world on a rescue mission.  Jesus is both fully God and fully human.  God had to come into the world Himself and take on the full punishment for our sin.  This is what happened when Jesus died on the cross.  Because God is perfect, all-powerful and able to overcome death, He is the only one who could solve the problem of sin in a way that is both loving AND provides perfect justice.  Three days after dying on the cross, Jesus rose from the dead.  He overcame death, paying for our sins.  We are all invited to have a relationship with Jesus.  If we choose to have a relationship with Jesus, our past and future mistakes are paid for by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and we will live with Him forever in Heaven.  There is nothing we could do to earn or deserve this love; if we choose, we can all be saved by God’s grace through faith.

1 Corinthians 15:3-5:  Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.

HOLY SPIRIT
God sent the Holy Spirit into the world to help us come to know Jesus.  It is the Holy Spirit who transforms us and helps us to grow in our relationship with Jesus.

THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is God’s perfect message revealed to us.  It is inspired by the Holy Spirit and His message is free from error.  It is our standard of truth and contains everything we need to know how to live in a way that is pleasing to God.

CHURCH
We believe the church is not a building; it is the body of people who have decided to follow Jesus with their lives.  We are given a mission to love and serve one another as Jesus did.  We believe God has chosen to work through the church on His rescue mission to save all people.  He asks all of His followers to share His message of love so that all people have an opportunity to choose to be in a relationship with Jesus.

ETERNITY:
One day Jesus will return to put an end to all suffering and evil.  If we have chosen to have a relationship with Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross will pay for all of our mistakes and we will spend eternity with Him.  Those who choose to reject Jesus will instead be judged according to their own sin and will spend eternity separated from God’s love.